Lantronix integrates with Microsoft to accelerate IoT offerings; enhance interoperability and allow faster time to production

Lantronix Inc., provider of secure data access and management solutions for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) market, announced on Wednesday that it has joined the Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT) program, ensuring customers get IoT solutions up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services.

Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT allows businesses to reach customers where they are, working with an ecosystem of devices and platforms, allowing for faster time to production.

IoT projects are complex and take a long time to implement. Customers find that choosing and connecting the right set of devices, assets or sensors to the cloud can be time-consuming. To jumpstart their IoT projects with confidence, customers are looking for certified devices and platforms that are tested for readiness, compatibility and usability with the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.

By choosing a partner from the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program, customers can save time and effort on project specs and RFP processes by knowing in advance what devices and offerings will work with the Azure IoT Suite.

Lantronix’s IoT solutions include the SGX 5150, dual-band Wi-Fi IoT device gateway supporting 802.11ac standard with enterprise security, which is being used in a variety of applications in manufacturing, retail, medical and transportation verticals.

For Lantronix customers, Microsoft Azure provides a scalable infrastructure for data, virtual machines, server and front-end applications. By certifying company’s IoT device gateway, the SGX 5150, to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services, Lantronix is accelerating and simplifying the integration of rugged edge IoT connectivity solutions into industrial IoT applications.

Lantronix has been working with technology innovators such as Microsoft for many years to engineer rugged connectivity and management solutions that boast the right feature sets, integration capabilities, and certifications for customers’ current and future business needs. With Lantronix’s ruggedized SGX 5150 IoT device gateway, now Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT, it will be easy and quick for manufacturers, utilities, healthcare providers, government agencies and other customers to deploy completely integrated edge to cloud connectivity and management solution to digitally transform their businesses through real-time access to machine data.

“Through this collaboration with Microsoft, we are working to deliver a more integrated edge to cloud solution,” said Shahram Mehraban, vice president of marketing at Lantronix. “Decreasing the usual customization and work required for compatibility helps our customers get started quickly on their industrial IoT solution.”

“Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT extends our promise to bring IoT to business scale, starting with interoperable solutions from leading technology companies around the world,” said Jerry Lee, Director of Marketing for Azure Internet of Things, Microsoft Corp. “With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further.”

Auring Technologies, a Lantronix systems integrator partner, has been using the SGX 5150 IoT device gateway with Microsoft Azure in a number of factory installations, helping their manufacturing customers get real-time insight into their equipment and reducing machine downtime using innovative predictive maintenance solutions.

“Our mission is to help our manufacturing customers drive shop floor efficiency from their existing factory tools” said Palash Sharma, co-founder of Auring Technologies. “The combination of Lantronix’s SGX 5150 IoT device gateway with Microsoft Azure IoT allowed us to get our customers shop floor tools connected to the Microsoft Azure in matter of hours and allowed us to quickly deploy an effective predictive maintenance solution.”


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